Articles tagged: Rainwater Harvesting

Calculating Your Family’s Water Usage Needs When Buying a Tank

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When looking to install water storage it pays to know how much rainwater your home can harvest, as well as how much water your family consumes. This article will also explore different areas to consider, to better estimate your family’s water usage and decide on how much water storage is ideal. Average Australian Hou ...

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Assessing Property Space for Large Water Storage Tank Requirements

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When buying a rainwater tank, it is important to consider how much space you have on your property and where it will be sited. In most cases, space limitations can be overcome for large storage requirements. This article will look at some solutions for larger water storage capacities within limited property space. I ...

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Assessing Property Space for Small Water Storage Tanks (1,000–10,000L)

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Many people do not realise how big water tanks can be, so it is important to first ensure your property will fit the dimensions of your water tank being purchased. Once you have considered the amount of rainwater you wish to capture, the next step to consider is where on your property the water storage tanks necessar ...

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Using Settling Tanks to Improve Your Water Quality

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When harvesting rainwater from your roof, a dam or river, or an underground bore, it is possible to increase the water quality through utilising two or more tanks. This article will examine settling tank systems – what they are and the benefits they can provide to the quality of water stored in your tank. What ...

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What is the Difference Between Stormwater and Rainwater?

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If you are building a new home, there are a number of requirements that your local council might require you to meet. Depending on where you are located, one requirement might be effective stormwater planning and installation of a stormwater tank. This article is the first in a series of articles exploring the topic of ...

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How to Link Multiple Water Tanks to Increase Rainwater Harvesting Capacity

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Before you invest in a new water tank to store rainwater, perform some careful planning and consider a system setup of linking two or more water tanks together. A multiple water tank setup for rainwater harvesting provides many benefits including: Multiple tanks can be more cost-effective Reduction of lost water in tan ...

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Identifying Your Farm Water Sources and Storage Options

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Having access to an adequate amount of water throughout the whole year is an essential requirement for successful farming. It doesn’t matter if you grow crops or rear animals to provide food, wool or other products, good quality water is essential for the welfare of your farm and business profitability. This article ...

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Performing a Water Audit to Assess Your Farm Water Requirements

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Careful water planning is essential before investing in your farm and costly constructions. If you have a property in rural Australia used for farming, then you will likely discover that you have no access to a mains water supply. Good planning means performing a detailed water audit to know where your water will be us ...

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